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Dina Dommett has joined New York University’s Stern School of Business as assistant dean for MBA admissions, putting her in charge of Stern’s efforts to recruit students to its full- and part-time MBA programs. Dommett formerly served as associate dean of executive MBA programs at Columbia Business School and as director of special projects at London Business School. She earned a PhD in Italian language and literature from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in Italian and German from Boston College.

Jaishankar Ganesh recently became associate dean of graduate and external programs at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business. Ganesh also is associate professor of marketing at the school. Trained in India as an engineer, Ganesh later attended the University of Houston, where he earned an MBA in international business and a doctorate in marketing and international business.

Ira Weiss took over as dean of the North Carolina State University College of Management December 1. Weiss previously served as dean and professor of accounting and management information systems at Northeastern University; earlier, he was dean of the Madrid Business School and a top official at the University of Houston. He holds a doctorate from the Graduate School of Management (now the Anderson School of Management) at the University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA), a master’s degree in accounting and information systems from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College.

Admissions, Career Services, Financial Aid, Marketing, Program Administrators, and Student Services Professionals

Jennifer Arthur has been promoted to the role of assistant director of the MBA program at the College of Management at North Carolina State University. She directs full-time admission, meets with prospective full-time students, and oversees the school’s RedWall Career Center. Arthur previously ran her own business. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MBA from Rollins College.

Ted Bouras recently became MBA program director at Northern Arizona University. He spent more than a decade at the University of Wisconsin—Madison School of Business, where he served most recently as director of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management. Earlier, Bouras was assistant director of MBA career development at Wisconsin. He holds an undergraduate degree in music from the University of Missouri—Kansas City and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. 

Guillermo Cisneros has been named by Spain’s ESADE business school to the newly created post of corporate deputy director general. He will be responsible for enhancing ESADE’s relations with the business community and expanding the school’s international appeal. A graduate of the University of Barcelona, Spain, Cisneros previously served as executive director of ESADE’s campus in Barcelona.

Ron Cooper has been appointed director of graduate business programs at the University of Tulsa’s College of Business Administration. Cooper, who formerly worked in the real estate and computer industries, will focus on .increasing Tulsa’s visibility locally, regionally, and around the world. He earned a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Tulsa and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Jennifer Diller has become academic coordinator for the MBA program at North Carolina State University’s College of Management, running the school’s career center and organizing special events. She holds a BA in fine arts from Indiana University and formerly was a special events coordinator for Southern Wine and Spirits of Illinois.

Dana Hart has been appointed assistant director of recruiting services at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He formerly worked in Harvard Business School’s financial aid office. Hart received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree in higher-education administration from Boston College.

Adrienne Jablonski was recently named academic coordinator for the MBA program at North Carolina State University’s College of Management. In this position, Jablonski interviews applicants to the school, works with prospective students, and manages statistical reporting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a master’s degree in higher-education administration from North Carolina State University.

Matthew J. Miller has been named assistant director of graduate admissions for the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He formerly was assistant director of admissions and records at the University of Charleston, in West Virginia. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ohio University.

Julie Papp has been named associate director of career education and counseling at the MIT Sloan School of Management, giving her responsibility for developing, delivering, and evaluating career education programming for the business school. Papp, who previously served in a similar capacity at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, holds a bachelor’s degree in management and psychology and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford, in Connecticut.

Anna Rzewnicki has been named director of communications for the College of Management at North Carolina State University. Rzewnicki, who will handle the school’s media relations activities and presence on the Internet, formerly served in NC State’s department of computer science and headed media relations for Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. She and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.

Matt Smith has been appointed executive director for the College of Management at North Carolina State University and will oversee fund raising, alumni, and external affairs. Previously director of alumni development for the school, Smith holds a BS degree in business management from NC State.

Connie Tai has been named to the newly created position of director of international marketing and corporate communications for CBS Executive, part of Denmark’s Copenhagen Business School. Tai previously served as director of marketing and communications at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. She will lead CBS Executive’s effort to draw international attention to the school’s academic programs and increase cooperation with the business world. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Linda Taylor has been named assistant director of the MBA program at the College of Management at North Carolina State University, giving her responsibility for part-time admissions and developing contacts with corporations. She formerly held positions in the private sector, specializing in adult education. Taylor has a master’s degree in management and a BS degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Joe B. Wyatt has become chairman of the American Graduate School of Management (AGSM), an online business school created as an offshoot of Vanderbilt University. Wyatt, chancellor emeritus of Vanderbilt, has served on AGSM’s board of directors since the school’s founding in 2000. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1982, he served as vice president of administration at Harvard University.

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